Acoustically superb Jordan Hall is the heart and soul of New England Conservatory and is central to the musical life of New England, with performances by the world's leading soloists and ensembles interspersed with NEC recitals and concerts. The hall has been an obligatory stop on the international concert circuit from Jacques Thibaud and Harold Bauer in 1903 to Gil Shaham and Thomas Quasthoff today.
All rental date requests should be submitted via e-mail to Corey King, Scheduling Manager.
Requests should include the following:
- Name of Group
- Booking Contact Name, mailing address, e-mail, phone and fax numbers
- Preferred date(s) and alternates, as well as desired rehearsal time(s)
- Event Start and End time
- Information about the nature of the event (approximate number of performers is helpful, as well as a general idea of anticipated equipment needs such as stage extension and/or risers, if known)
- Special Notes
- Support Spaces needed (i.e. dressing rooms)
Please note that all rental events must be music-related. We do not accept rental requests for general meetings, conferences, private parties, weddings or any other event that is not primarily focused around a musical performance.
Detailed Jordan Hall diagrams (PDFs):
National Historic Landmark
In April 1994, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt bestowed National Historic Landmark status jointly on New England Conservatory and on its premier concert hall, Jordan Hall. NEC was the first music school in the nation to receive the distinction of such a dual designation.
The landmark designation came after a thorough review by the National Park Service, at the end of which NEC was deemed meritorious for its presence and influence in American music, its consistent engagement in broadening the appeal of music, and its historic status as an unaffiliated, independent school of music.
Jordan Hall History
Opened October 20, 1903, at construction cost of $120,000, with trustee Eben D. Jordan, 2nd, as benefactor; architect was Wheelwright and Haven
Awarded National Historic Landmark status (with NEC) in April 1994
First major restoration conducted May–October 1995, at cost of $8.2 million, as a primary goal of $25 million "Music from the Source" fundraising campaign
Post-restoration awards include: 1996 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award, the Victorian Society in America's Preservation Commendation, the 1996 Boston Preservation Alliance Award, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Award of Merit, and the Illuminating Engineering Society 1996 Lumen Award
Centennial celebrations in October 2003 marked the launch of $100 million "Gift of Music" fundraising campaign